We headed off on Friday - I had an appointment with one of my customers in Bury St. Edmunds so Ian and the girls came with me!
Ruby took the opportunity to oversee proceedings from the MD's chair:
Relay for Life raises money for Cancer Research UK and is effectively a 21 hour sponsored relay race. The teams started arriving on Saturday morning and sporting a rather fetching hi vis vest our marshalling duties commenced. Things got underway at 12.00 and there was a full schedule of fun to keep everyone's spirits up including a warm up, disco, several fantastic live bands and themed laps. We found ourselves with some spare time during the afternoon so we were able to take a good look around the main event and sit down with a glass of Pimms to listen to the music and also visit the gorgeous gardens.
Sadly the weather turned around 9pm which affected the Candle of Hope ceremony but the brave teams battled on and got through the night, finishing the final lap at 9am!
We were extremely lucky to have spent the weekend with such lovely people - I can't remember laughing that much for some time! The event itself was inspiring and at times humbling. If you would like to find out more about Relay for Life and maybe find a relay taking place in your local area, please visit their website:
And if you would like to find out more about Ickworth House, here is a link:
And finally, here are some pictures of our weekend: